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Croydon is a London Borough towards the South of London with famous former residents including Kate Moss, Sir Philip Green, Tracey Emin, illusionist Derren Brown and Roy Hodgson (England Football Manager). The borough is the UK home to several large companies such as Nestle and Ikea and has Selhurst Park, which houses Crystal Palace Football Club and used to also be the ground for Wimbledon Football Club before they moved to Milton Keynes. However in terms of sports and recreation, there are over 120 Croydon parks and open spaces, such as Selsdon Wood Nature Reserve which covers over 200 acres.
However if you are looking to get active in Croydon there are plenty of possibilities in the parks, schools, leisure centres and community sites. Examples of notable parks in Croydon include Park Hill Recreation Ground, Ashburton Park and Shirley Hill Recreation Ground. A larger park in Croydon is South Norwood Lakes and grounds which has tennis courts, 11 a side football pitches and cricket squares. There is also a large sailing and boating lake which is home to Croydon sailing club with sailing lessons and racing available on weekends, particularly during the summer months.
If you are looking for school facilities for hire in Croydon there are plenty on offer. Oasis Academy Shirley Park has a sports hall and mult-use games area. Whitgift School has absolutely state-of-the-art sports facilities with a sports hall, 3G football pitches, dance studio and a lot more. If you are looking for Croydon leisure centres there are plenty to choose from, with newly renovated Monks Hill Sports Centre and South Norwood Leisure centre being the picks of the bunch. Finally Croydon Sports Arena has an athletics track, 11 a side football pitch and is also used by a cycling club.
Looking for tennis practice or friendly match at beginner/ intermediate level. Currently in Croydon,...